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::: perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
::: impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
::: gratify - please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire
::: piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
::: testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
::: fanaticism - excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
::: tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
::: indoctrinate - cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it; Ex. indoctrinated with mindless anti-communism
::: onus - burden; responsibility
::: precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept